SummerSlam 2021 is just a few months away, and WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is guaranteeing that there will be some big surprises at the event, which goes down on August 21, 2021, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Stephanie was being interviewed by Yahoo Finance when she was asked when she’ll be getting back in the ring again.
“Ever since Ronda Rousey broke my arm, I have a little PTSD. I’m not sure you’re going to see me in the ring anytime soon,” Stephanie said. “But I guarantee for SummerSlam, there is going to be a lot of surprises,” she added.
In the same interview, Stephanie addressed the recent WWE layoffs, the challenges the company faced during the pandemic, and its touring preparations.
“Like a lot of media companies, we’re in the process of transition and evolution,” she clarified. “When you consider the fact that we had three different media teams doing the same work, we realized there was a lot of duplication and Inefficiency. It’s being more prudent business people and looking at our business in a different way.”
“The live event is where our event really comes to life,” Stephanie said. “When you think about WWE superstars, they are akin to superheroes, except they’re real, genuine, authentic, you can come see them in person.”
SummerSlam will be WWE’s first major pay-per-view to take place in front of a capacity crowd since 2019’s Royal Rumble. It will be the second WWE pay-per-view on WWE’s 25-city tour, which will run from July 16 to Labor Day. The first one, Money in the Bank, will take place on July 18 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Last year’s SummerSlam event was held at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. It was the first WWE pay-per-view to feature the ThunderDome concept.
Source: The Sportster